Monday, April 14, 2014

Perfect Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is made from chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans.  These legumes are an excellent source of fiber.  Garbanzo beans contain over 80 nutrients, such as manganese, folate, copper, phosphorus, protein, iron and zinc.  They also improve blood sugar levels and are beneficial for a healthy digestive system.


2 (16 0z) cans organic chickpeas (drained)
2 T tahini 
4 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 large head of garlic 
2 T lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Paprika and chopped parsley for garnish


1)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cut off the top of the garlic clove so that the tops of the cloves are exposed.  Coat with a little olive oil and wrap tightly in tin foil. Roast garlic for 1 hour.  Remove and cool.

2)  Using your fingers, squeeze the soft roasted garlic out of each clove into a food processor.  Rinse and drain canned organic chickpeas.  Add the chickpeas with all other ingredients and blend until completely smooth.  Scrape out the mixture and transfer to serving bowl.

3)  Sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley before serving.  Makes 14 servings.

4)  Serve with warm pita chips and raw vegetables.

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